Dalek War (Frontier in Space & Planet of the Daleks)
 

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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning & Roger Delgado
By:Malcolm Hulke & Terry Nation
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD)
Note:Contains a colourised version of Planet of the Daleks episode 3, which as many fans will know has only existed in black and white since the mid-70s, when the original colour copy was junked. The Restoration Team website has an extensive article on the cutting-edge technology used to colourise this episode and the complete list of DVD extras contained in this box set.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  October 2009
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 4 x DVD
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The Third Doctor and Jo Grant face the combined might of the Daleks and the Master in these two classic 1973 adventures!

The cover blurbs from the 2 individual DVDs in the box set are as follows:


Frontier in Space:

It is the year 2450, and a fragile peace exists between the great empires of Earth and Draconia. The TARDIS materialises aboard an Earth cargo ship which comes under attack. Arrested and accused of espionage, The Doctor is sentenced to life imprisonment on the Moon, but salvation arrives in an unexpected form... Can the Doctor and Jo stop the Master's plans to provoke a galactic war and reveal the deadly enemy waiting for the chance to destroy both empires?

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Barry Letts (Producer) and Terrance Dicks (Script Editor), moderated by Clayton Hickman
  • Perfect Scenario: Lost Frontier In the far future, Zed, a young scenariosmith,turns to the world of Doctor Who to help him connect to his audience. Including interviews with Vera Fusek (The President) and Michael Hawkins (General Williams)
  • The Space War Cast and crew look back at the making of the story
  • Roger Delgado: The Master A biography of actor Roger Delgado, featuring unseen photographs, rare excerpts from his TV appearances and interviews with those who knew and loved him
  • Stripped for Action — The Third Doctor The series looking at the Doctor's comic book adventures reaches his third incarnation
  • PDF materials Production design drawings, Radio Times listings and BBC Enterprises sales literature (DVD-ROM — PC/Mac)
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easter Egg
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 24th February — 31st March 1973


Planet of the Daleks:

The TARDIS arrives on Spiridon, an inhospitable planet where the vegetation is hungry and extremely dangerous. The Doctor has been badly hurt and has fallen into a coma, so it's up to his concerned assistant Jo to leave the safety of the TARDIS to find help. She soon discovers a jungle containing invisible creatures, and that the planet is hiding a terrible secret about The Doctor's oldest enemy, the Daleks...

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Prentis Hancock (Vaber), Tim Preece (Codal), Barry Letts (Producer) and Terrance Dicks (Script Editor)
  • Perfect Scenario: The End of Dreams Continuing his search for inspiration, Zed resumes his studies of Doctor Who. Including interviews with Jane How (Rebed), Janet Fielding (Tegan), and Bernard Horsfall (Taron)
  • The Rumble in the Jungle Cast and crew look back at the making of the story
  • Multi-colourisation A documentary about the colour restoration of episode three
  • Stripped for Action — The Daleks The ongoing series looking at the Doctor's comic book adventures focuses on his deadliest foes
  • Blue Peter Two items from the long-running children's programme featuring an appeal for information on the theft of two Daleks from the BBC
  • Radio Times Billings (DVD-ROM — PC/Mac)
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easter Egg
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 7th April — 12th May 1973

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Released:  March 2010
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Format: 4 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
The Third Doctor and Jo Grant face the combined might of the Daleks and the Master in these two classic 1973 adventures!

Frontier in Space (6 eps, 143 mins) In the year 2450 the Doctor is arrested as a spy as the fragile peace between Earth and Draconia is threatened.

Planet of the Daleks (6 eps, 140 mins) The TARDIS arrives on the inhospitable planet of Spiridon, which is hiding a terrible secret about the Doctor's oldest enemy.

Since the mid-1970s, episode three of Planet of the Daleks has only been available as a 16mm black-and-white recording, but for this DVD release it has been returned to full color!

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Katy Manning, Prentis Hancock and Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • "Making Of" featurettes: The Space War (18 mins) / The Rumble in the Jungle (16 mins)
  • Perfect Scenario: Lost Frontier (30 mins) / The End of Dreams (30 mins)
  • Roger Delago: [sic] The Master (32 mins)
  • Multi-colorization How color was restored to Planet of the Daleks Episode 3 (11 mins)
  • Stripped for Action — The Third Doctor (16 mins) / The Daleks (14 mins)
  • Blue Peter Two items on the theft of two Daleks from the BBC (12 mins)
  • Photo Galleries (16 mins)
  • Easter eggs (3 mins)
  • Production Note Option
  • PDF materials (DVD-Rom - PC/Mac): Production design drawings, Radio Times Listings
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted February 24 - May 12, 1973


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